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. reporting on obama care, allegations administration is trying to sal silence doubts about the rollout and edward snowden's latest bombshell. they listened in on friendly global leaders and american's top spy said there is nothing new. i'll talk to glenn greenwald, what he says. >>> catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world and catch this wave and you may land in the record books. i'll talk to a surfer on what it is like to hang ten on a 100-foot ocean wave, only here. >>> we begin with big new developments in the obama care story. this is different from the political war fair you see night after night on the partisan news channels because health care reform is so i'm fortablet we're doing what we can to turn down the noise and turn up the facts. item one, a document that clearly shows when the white house got the warning the healthcare.gov website was a disaster in the making. >> reporter: cnn learned at the obama administration was warned in september the obama care website wasn't ready to go live. the main contractor, cgi issued this confidential report to the agency overs
in the making. >> reporter: cnn learned at the obama administration was warned in september the obama care website wasn't ready to go live. the main contractor, cgi issued this confidential report to the agency overseeing the healthcare.gov rollout. it warned of risks and issues. the report gave the highest priority thing to things like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are intermittently unavailable, short for the site isn't working sometimes. cgi in september said they are putting a team in place ato alert when the hub goes down. the head of cms, the agency that received the report kicked off testimony by saying she's sorry. >> we know consumers are edge tore purchase this coverage and millions of americans that attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marlin was peppered with questions about when she'll have rollout numbers for obama care. she stuck to a scrip. >> we'll have them available mi
for the affordable care act. she said we something we haven't heard from the obama administration. >> i want to apologize to you the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> but what about the people who want nothing to do with this website? because they already have insurance they are happy with. she continued to say americans can keep plans they like and republicans hammered her for it. >> i am aware that there are issuers are canceling their old plans and -- >> what you said about keeping your health care plan isn't true? >> no. they can keep it. >> no, they can't. they just got cancellation notices. why are you saying you can? i don't understand. >> all right. time has expired. >> that point about keeping your health care plan, that's an important one. how many times did we hear this from the president? >> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. period. if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. period. >> but that was never the whole story. it was simply not credib
an air strike on a syrian military base today, according to an obama administration official. the target, missiles and other equipment that israel feared would fall into the hands of hezbollah, the lebanon based shiite political party that the u.s. state department classifies as a terrorist organization. let's bring in senator bob menendez of new jersey, chair of the foreign relations committee which just held a hearing a few hours ago on the situation in syria. senator, good to see you. thanks for coming in. we appreciate it. this is obviously a good sign if true that 21 out of 23 syrian chemical weapons facilities have been destroyed or rendered inoperable but how can we be sure that that's it, that these are the only facilities? >> well, that's exactly the question i asked of the state department today, because public reports indicated that we believed there were 45 sites or so in syria, so while this is certainly much welcome that the 21 sites and the machinery to produce chemical weapons have been destroyed, we need access to all of the sites as well as ultimately a conclusion as to
to that behind closed doors we don't know the. >> and there's a huge political cost to the obama administration. you've got powerful senators not going to allow nominations to go through unless you have the testimony from those involved on the ground benghazi. where is that going. >> senator lindsey graham has said, we're not going to get your appointees appointed till we get answers and get these people into congress behind closed doors and tell us what the heck happened in benghazi and what they want, suzanne, had he don't want the filtered information, they don't want the administration officials. they want the people who were there telling them in person what the heck happened. >> phil, thank you. excellent reporting >> great stuff. really interesting. drew griffin. now news out of russia, edward snowden, you know that name, don't you, wanted for spying living under russia's protection. we just learn this had week a new job working for a russian website. >> looks like the nsa leaker wants to leave russia, go to germany to testify what he knows. yesterday in moscow, snowden had a meeting wit
with obama care and that's happening, too. the administration points out this is information that's been out there a long time and in a statement today, the white house said in part, these protections will improve the plans that insurance companies offer today unless you're in the same plan that you were in when the law passed which is grandfathered out of these changes. in other words, nothing in the act forces people out of their health plans because the law allows plans that covered people at the time the law was enacted to continue to offer that same coverage to the enrollees. so it's a little bit complicated. there might have been an oversell when trying to get this through. >> a lot of people now who like, presumably liked their plans are being told they're no longer eligible for those plans and getting letters from blue cross, blue shield from kaiser and other companies saying in order to comply with the much more intense requirements of obama care this plan you used to be on no longer exists. >> something like 300,000 people with florida blue alone in the state of florida getting tha
administration is reporting that a weekend crash of the obama care website has now been fixed. things are back up and running again. but up and running is, of course, a relative term. four weeks into the obama care rollout, where does the controversial program stand right now? where is it heading? let's have a serious discussion right now between the "new york times" columnist nicholas kristof and bill kristol. thanks for coming in. do you have an understanding how the administration could screw this up, the signature achievement of president obama, during these past four weeks? >> it's astonishing. i think the republicans completely blew it when they were diverting everybody from this mistake by focusing on the government shutdown and then the obama administration completely blew it by having an absolutely awful rollout and then waiting so long to acknowledge its severity and waiting for the surge. so the only thing i can say is that i think that attention was broken among so many different folks in the obama administration, that there was no single adult really in charge. >> do you have a good
one of the first obama administration officials to be questioned directly by congress in this debacle that has been the obama care website rollout. have a listen to how it went. >> despite our democrats opposition to part d ten years ago, we committed to making the best of the program. and because of all the changes that have occurred in part d prescription program, 90% of seniors right now the are satisfied. and why are they satisfied? well, are in my district, before that was vote, i made seniors know that i was going to vote no and opposed and i told them two reasons. the gap, the doughnut hole when you're paying for premiums you're not getting any benefits. that was horrendous and number two, no one was an outside source was not sitting down and being the third party to the negotiate the prices of prescription drugs. so it lost. we lost the policy fight. and what did we do? we went back to our districts and we told our seniors although we voted no, we're -- we personally believe and we'll work with the bush administration to make it work. that's what we did. and ho
one week ago from the obama administration's self-labeled war room, where officials focus on implementing the law and their concern is that once the healthcare.gov website glitches are worked out, some consumers will go online and be disappointed with high prices and limited choice. according to the notes from october 28th, quote, mike described a general concern of p.m. or project management, quote, getting to the point where the website is functioning properly and individuals begin to select plans, the media attention will follow individuals to plan selection and their ultimate choices and in some cases, there will be fewer options than would be desired to promote consumer choice and an ideal shopping experience. additionally, in some cases, there will be relatively high cost plans. project management is a reference to those individuals in the obama administration tasked with standing up the affordable health care law at the center for consumer information and insurance oversight. the discussion appeared to be in reference to an october 24th story by the "new york times"
week for the obama administration. >> right now the ellis island museum is opening once again, seeing its first visitors since it was damaged by hurricane sandy last year. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. we start with the fallout over the latest revelations about spying at the nsa and tapping of world leaders' phones. the big question people are asking now is, what did the president know and when did he know it. i'm joined by chief national security kurt correspondent jim sciutto who has been covering the story. crux of the controversy is what. >> well, the crux right now is what did the preds know and when. there's some conflicting information out there. a german newspaper reporting he knew in detailed form in 2010 about this spying going up to and including angela merkel's cell phone. this is something the white house and nsa deny. "wall street journal" reports the president was only made aware of this last summer. conflicting at this point. neither answers is satisfying because either he didn't have enough oversight or he hasn't been entirely forthcoming. d
the obama administration was going to do it. one of the things that i think is clear here, the obama administration has no trust in anything that the health industry tells them how to run a health plan. i think it's indicative of what happens when somebody tries to run a business who thinks they're smarter than you are. >> drew, why would the white house not be willing to do that? >> right now you it's the federal government that's the biggest customer for these insurance companies. government-backed plans accounted for 48% of health care policies last year, anderson, a number that's expected to grow this year and years to come. basically, the insurance companies were in position to just be quiet. >> have you heard from the white house about this? what's their side of the story? >> yeah, pushing back, jay carney just sent this note on allegations of white house pressure being placed on insurance executives. he writes that accusation is preposterous and inaccurate. plus it ignores the fact that every day insurance companies are talking about the rollout. in large part because they are
has been embarrassing for the obama administration at a time when it hardly needs more bad news. is it more than an embarrassment? should it raise alarms abroad and at home? at first glance this is a story that is less about ethics and more about power. the great power gap between the united states and other countries even rich european ones. the most illuminating response came from the former foreign minister of france. he said in a radio interview, let's be honest we eavesdrop too. everyone is listening to everyone else. he went on to add we don't have the same means as the united states which makes us jealous. america spends tens of billions of dollars on intelligence collection. it's hard to get data to make good comparisons but it is safe to assume that washington's intelligence budget dwarfs that of other countries just as it does with defense spending. it is particularly strange that this rift should develop between the united states and its closest allies in europe. it was predictable and in fact in a sense predicted. in 2002, the british diplomat robert cooper wrote an
of the obama administration's handling of the region, the last measure of american foreign policy should be how it is received by the house. if there were a price for most irresponsible foreign policy, it would be surely be awarded to saudi arabia. it is the nation most responsible for the rise of islamic radicalism and militancy across the world. over the past four decades, the kingdoms immense oil wealth has been used to underwrite the export of an extreme intolerant and violent version of islam. go anywhere in the world from germany to indonesia and you will find islamic centers flush with saudi money spouting intolerance and hate. a top treasury official said -- >> if i could snap my fingers and cut off funding from one country, it would be saudi arabia. >> hillary clinton confirmed that saudi arabia remained a critical financial base for terrorism. she also said that there was only limited action to stop flow of funds from taliban and other such terrorists groups. saudi arabia was one of three countries in the world to recognize and support the taliban-led government in afghanistan until t
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millions of americans phone record. >>> the obama administration is granting a six-week extension to americans who want to sign. for obama care coverage. the new deadline is march 13st and extended because the website has a number of problems. we are told the website is back up and running now. >>> when it comes to terrorism the future looks frightening. cnn obtaining a sobering new report that reveals casualty and attacks are on the rise. as chris lawrence reports, there is no end in sight to that troubling trend. >> reporter: it's not your imagination. terrorists are launching more attacks like this deadly assault on a nairobi mall. and it's likely the world will see even more violence next year. cnn obtained exclusive access to an upcoming report from stark, a group that tracks terrorism around the world. it found there were 69% more terrorist attacks in 2012 than the year before. there was an 89% jump in deaths and with well over 5,000 attacks through june of this year, the future looks even deadlier. >> i expect we will see that reflected in even more violence in 2013 and eac
on the table tonight. late on what the obama administration knew about the nsa surveillance. also ahead, support for legalizing marijuana is at an all-time high so to speak. thank you [ laughter ] >> aisle be here all week. should schools send home letters telling parents their kids are overweight? fat letters a lot of people call them. we'll be talking about all that tonight. we begin with obama care under fire still yet again with the affordable care act already off to an unauspicious start. report obtained by cnn now shows the obama administration was warned that healthcare.gov was not ready to go live. it looks like one of the president's mantras if you like your health plan you can keep it may not be true for some 15 million americans. does the white house have a message problem or a lot more? joining me on the panele panel, start with chief national correspondent john king who is in washington. john, it is remarkable. this president time and time again said if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. it will not change. it will not go away. now it seems like that is techn
. it saved his life. the dramatic story coming up. >>> the obama care administration rethinking its approach to the nsa spying scandal. the president ordering a full review of intelligence operations, specifically where foreign leaders are concerned. let's bring in jim sciutto who's following developments live in washington. >> reporter: the white house taking a hard look at the benefits and costs of this surveillance. this is part of a review that began this summer, the same review which is how the white house said the president first learn of spying on foreign leaders. administration officials saying the president did not know she was a target and would not know specific targets but another u.s. official telling cnn that he would have had to know about the framework of such surveillance programs including the country's target. still very hard questions for the administration to answer here. the president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. al lies, like germany's chancellor angela america. but in an interview with fusion, he both defended -- >> the nationa
administration making claims that president obama was not told about spying on foreign leaders until five years into the program. the white house vehemently denying this report from a german paper that the president was told in 2010 and now how could this spying operation go on without the president knowing? >> exactly. >>> the israeli air force launching a air launch. two rockets were fired across the border. one of them intercepted by israel's iron dome defense system. jerusalem is blaming the attack on hamas. no one has been hurt. >>> he is called the most hated man. the manslaughter trial resumes 20 months after his cruise ship struck a reef and cap-sized off a tiny italian island. >> we will hear crucial system against the captain this morning. the first witness this morning is someone who shadowed the captain as an officer in training and spent time with him on the bridge. he is expected to testify that the captain had no control whatsoever of the situation both during the accident and especially during the evacuation. of course, 32 people who died during the accident did not die on impac
. >> the administration has called in experts from google and other tech giants to help fix the obama care website and say the site should be fixed by the end of november. >>> here is something for you to consider if you're going over open enrollment options for your health insurance. the obama administration is loosening rules covering flexible spending accounts. cnn's christine romans joins us from new york with more. good morning, clis teen. christine. >> good morning, carol. this is a great time to figure out how much money you should set aside pre-tax dollars to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses. the treasury department saying you will be able to roll over $500 a year if necessary. remember that use it or lose it rule, for years if you put money in the flexible spending account and didn't use all of it you lost it. now you will be able to carry over $500 into the next year. there is some 14 million americans who use these flexible spending accounts, also called fsas, so this will affect an awful lot of people. you will be able to roll that over. it should be noted the limits have changed, used to be
a confidential report is serious warnings. i will tell you an obama administration spokesperson says this was not a dire warning but a list of things to do. when you look at it, chris, much of it reads like it was written in the weeks after the site launched, not before. almost a full month before healthcare.gov went live cgi, the main can thor working on the site highlighted glaring problems, a confidential report obtained by cnn raised red flags like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are iter it mittently unavailable, meaning the site stops working at times. plainly stated warnings and yet they weren't passed on to president obama. he didn't know there were problems until after the site launched. >> i this it became clear fairly early on, the first couple of days -- >> not before that, though, not before october 1st. >> reporter: when embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies before congress today she'll point a finger at some of the private contractors her a
. and that i know that information will be forthcoming. the idea that the obama administration is pressuring insurance coil. we saw an insurance executive on the weekend talk shows. that's just nonsense. i do want to say that the republicans sent a letter. it was mitch mcconnell and i can't remember who else to the nfl, to all the sports teams saying, do not promote the affordable health care. so it happens. that was actually troofl i have a copy of that letter. >> if you don't mine, stay here. next we're going on cease fire. is there anything the of two you can agree on in i'm pretty optimistic tonight. we want you at home to weigh in on the fireback question. do you accept kathleen sebelius' apology over the obama care website debacle? tweet yes or no. i'm only in my 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up t
'm erin burnett. out front tonight. breaking news under pressure. the obama administration has just authorized the release of more details about the american government's collection of telephone data. the director of national intelligence, james clapper just said this in a statement. their declassification is not done lightly. i have determined, however, that the harm to national security from the release of these documents is outweighed by the public interest. now clapper and other officials are all going to be testifying in detail about this program on capitol hill tomorrow. the white house, though, so far has begged ignorance. but what exactly is the president's role? here's what we know. now hear me out here. a u.s. official tells cnn tonight that president obama was briefed on u.s. spying program, including the one that targeted world leaders when he took over the white house from president george w. bush. they say he also would have been told which countries were being targeted in those brifings, but then senior official still insists to cnn that president obama didn't learn u
secretary. bill, you just heard joe johns reporting that the obama administration knew in accept that the webb wasn't ready to go live. people seeing what really happened and the scale of the problems thus far, ask fairly, how could they have ignored that? >> i don't think anyone is ignoring any of the problems happening. but what is happening is thousands upon thousands of people are successfully going online and able to sign up for health care which they may have not had before or had access to before. there are obvious bank robberies the sgebt the way it was rolled out. at the end of the day the long term effects will have such a vast positive impact on the lives of so many americans that these short term health website problems are just that. short term website problems that can be fixed. >>> and look. you may be absolutely right about that. history could prove you 1,000% right but there has to be some frustration that warnings were given and nothing was done. >> no doubt there's frustration that this is not all going perfectly. no big program rolls out. no big product rolls
. michael tanner, nice to see you, senior fellow at cato institute. thank you. >> thank you. >>> the obama administration spent the week apologizing for the botched rollout of healthcare.gov. but one state is trying something a little more low-tech. we're going to take you inside the obama care store. that's next. n. [ female announcer ] only aveeno daily moisturizing lotion has an active naturals oat formula that creates a moisture reserve so skin can replenish itself. aveeno® naturally beautiful results. is what makes us different. we take the time to get to know you and your unique health needs. then we help create a personalized healthcare experience that works for you. and you. and you. with 50 years of know-how, and a dedicated network of doctors, health coaches, and wellness experts, we're a partner you can rely on -- today, and tomorrow. we're going beyond insurance to become your partner in health. humana. and this park is the inside of your body. see, the special psyllium fiber in metamucil actually gels. and that gelling helps to lower some cholesterol. metamucil. 3 amazing ben
, especially german chancellor angela merkel. obviously you're not a member of the obama administration, but do you find that credible? could it be that there would be surveillance programs of that type that president obama would not know about? >> jake, i'm not going to get into the specifics. it would be inappropriate if there were such a program, i couldn't talk about it. it would be classified. >> do you think the snowden leaks have hurt america's ability to defend itself? >> i do. i think he's a traitor. i think -- i hope we can catch him at some point and that he receives the justice he deserves. >> how have they hurt the united states? i think there are a lot of people, especially in the media or the civil libertarian community who think it's good that the american people now know of all the surveillance that is being conducted purportedly to protect us. >> well, the problem i have with snowden is he had access to classified information. he violated the conditions under which he got those. he's a traitor. pure and simple. and i don't think -- i don't think you can judge him any other way
questions for the administration to answer. president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. allies like germany's chancellor angela merkel. in an interview, he both defended u.s. intelligence activities. >> the national security operations generally have one purpose and that is to make sure the american people are safe. >> reporter: and conceded that maybe they'd gone too far. >> i'm initiating, now, a review, to make sure what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> senior administration officials tell cnn president obama did not know about the nsa surveillance of merkel and other allies until earlier this year. when he found out, he ordered a stop to some of the programs. the democratic chairman of the senate intelligence committee dianne feinstein, usually an ally of the white house, says that's not good enough and want s a, quote, total review of all u.s. intelligence programs. in washington this week pressing for the limits. telling me eu citizens find u.s. spying disturbing. >> they feel very uneasy. they don
president obama says his administration is reviewing the way it collects intelligence. >> what we've seen of the last several years is their capacities continue to develop and expand. and that's why we're initiating a review to make sure that what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean that's what they should be doing. >> but he offered this defense. >> the national security operations generally have one purpose and that is to make sure that the american people are safe. >> reporter: whether listening in on the leaders of close allies saves lives, the white house didn't have an answer. although it reaffirmed it is reassessing such high level surveillance as part of its overall intelligence review. on the hill today, european lawmakers went head to head with congressional leaders on nsa spying. for the head of the discussion told me their discussion was frank. you had a very stern message to deliver. >> i think we had a very robust and strong message. this mass surveillance which has come through the allegations is something that is disturbing to european citizens. they feel very unea
.s. under the obama administration, is backing off a lot of the burden sharing, a lot of the heavy lifting that traditionally the u.s. has done in support of its allies over the past. >> because of the fallout, bought of the anger amongst the world leaders, julian, do you think someone's head should roll over this? >> well, we're going to see what the administration does. i think two things to remember. president obama himself raised a lot of the expectations about the differences with how he would conduct national security operations and those resonated both here and around the world. so it might be that in the end, he tries to blame someone. he himself now by -- with this report coming out that he ordered this to stop, it's something of an admission this shouldn't be business as usual. and the second thing is, this is a surveillance that's very different than people were used to in previous years because of e-mail and internet spying. so i think the president is going to do something. and i do think he's feeling that the political fallout is significant. >> christiane and julian, my than
johns. >> reporter: cnn has learned that the obama administration was warned in september that the. [ kaye website wasn't ready to go live. the main contractor cgi issued this confidential report to the agency overseeing the healthcare.gov rollout. it warned of a number of open risks for the website. the report gave the highest priority to things in plain language like we don't have access to monitoring tools. not enough time and schedule to conduct adequate performance testing. and hub services are intermittently unavailable. short for the site's not working sometimes. cgi saying back in september they were putting a team in place to alert whenever the hub goes down. up on capitol hill tuesday, the head of cms, the agency that received that report, kicked off testimony by saying she's sorry. >> we know that consumers are eagle tore purchase this coverage and to the millions of americans who have attempted to use health dare caught govern to shop and enroll in health care coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marilyn
far and promise it doesn't happen in the future. >> reporter: the obama administration is trying to make things right with its alleys following reports that the nsa has been spying on friendly foreign leaders and now the agency is denying an italian report that it listened in while in selecting a new pope. let's get more on that from cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: it's a place where secrecy is almost celebrated, where changes in leadership are signaled with smoke. but could even the vatican be vulnerable to nsa eavesdropping? a report in italy's panorama magazine saying the nsa intercepted calls into and out of the residence where cardinals stayed before the recent papal conclave where pope francis was chosen. on the heels made by dared snowden that the nsa listened in on angela merkel cell phone calls and may have had access from dozens of other world leaders some say it doesn't matter. u.s. intelligence officials all but knit they do spy on america's allies. >> some of this reminds me a lot of the classic movie "casablan a "casablanca." >> my god, gamblizing going on here. some
through benghazi to be interviewed separate and apart from the obama administration to find out what hped before, during and after. >> so graham's actions would affect the new fed chair nominee. the nominee to leave the department of homeland security. and is lindsay gram making smart use to hold up the political nomination or is this grand standing? >> it is not political grand standing. i know lindhy graham very well, and it is not his profile to do this kind of political grand standing. he was a member of the 8 on immigration. he refused to be part of the back-up choir for ted cruz on the government shutdown. along with john mccain pushed a member of his own party, george w. bush, very hard on guantanamo. you consider seen consistency when it comes to oversight issues and military abuses. i think what he is asking for is not that unreasonable. and he's been asking for this for over a year. give us access to the people who were there. who are the survivors. give oversight committees, the appropriate committees, access to these folks. they've been denied access and there's very little, s
that information is going to be forthcoming. the idea that the obama administration is pressuring insurance companies, we saw an insurance executive on the weekend talk shows. i think that's just nonsense. but i do want to say that the republicans sent a letter, it was mitch mcconnell and i can't remember who else, to the nfl, to all the sports teams, saying, do not promote affordable health care. so it happens. and that was actually true. i have a copy of that letter. >> hold on. if you don't mind, stay here. next we're going to ceasefire. is there anything the two of yu can agree on? i'm actually pretty optimistic tonight. we also want you at home to weigh in on today's fireback question. do you accept secretary kathleen sebelius's apology over the obama care web site debacle? tweet yes or no using #crossfire. we'll have the results after the break. commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, l
administration and the botched rollout of the healthcare.gov website? a lot of ways. president obama took responsibility for fixing the problems, as did the vice president and the secretary of health and human services. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> we assumed that it was up and ready to run. but the good news is, although it's not, and we apologize for that, we're confident that by the end of november it will be. >> so there's no excuse for it. i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. >> our chief political analyst gloria borger is here. all various ways of saying, i'm sorry, is it working? politically, are they rebounding from this? what's going on. >> you know, wolf, if you look at the new "wall street journal"/nbc news poll the president is not rebounding politically. i think you've got a poll there that shows that his job approval has dropped to 42%. that's the lowest point in his presidency. the interesting thing to me, you see it there the interesting thing about these polls is that for the first time
and a preview ahead of what could be a tough week for the obama administration. >> right now the ellis island museum is opening once again, seeing its first visitors since it was damaged by hurricane sandy last year.
speaker, democrat van jones, the former obama administration official. newt, thanks so much, van, thanks to you, as well. you've caused quite a stir with this latest tweet that you put out there today. i'm going to put it up on the screen. sebelius dishonesty in testimony this morning exceeds anything president nixon was accused of. the obama team can't tell truth and survive. did she commit any crimes? >> well, first of all. >> did richard nixon commit a crime? >> first of all. >> did she commit any crimes. >> we don't know yet. for example, cnn is reporting today that health insurance executives are being pressured into not speaking out. >> so are you an us cccusing he nixon broke the law with the cover-up, right. >> we don't know. what i'm saying first of all. >> i want to know if you want to revise making a comparison to nixon and the only president forced out of office because he broke the law. >> no, he was forced out of office in part, he resigned in part because he had said a series of things that weren't true. >> he lied. he broke the law. that's illegal. >> so you have the secr
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tonight. late on what the obama administration knew about the nsa surveillance. also ahead, support for legalizing marijuana is at an all-time high so to speak. thank you [ laughter ] >> aisle be here all week. should schools send home letters telling parents their kids are overweight? fat letters a lot of people call them. we'll be talking about all that tonight. we begin with obama care under fire still yet again with the affordable care act already off
to investigate this until the end of the obama administration. they will find nothing because there's nothing to be found there. there's no scandal. these are brave, honorable people who were killed in the line of duty just like foreign service officers and cia officers have been killed in the line of duty before. there is nothing there. in terms of a scandal. but republicans can continue doing this as long as they want. >> so susan rice saying that there was links to the videos to you -- >> it was in the immediate aftermath it was unclear what happened. they corrected their statements within a day. >> they didn't though, jeffrey. president obama went to the u.n. and he gave a speech saying that this was about a youtube video almost attacking free speech, frankly, saying that as the united states we will not stand for this sort of insult to islam. he said this two weeks after it was well-known thought was a planned coordinated terrorist attack. >> explain to me -- >> had nothing to do with the youtube video. >> what is the scandal here? that just fight all these investigations? >> so let me s
himself. the highest ranking administration official to apologize for the rollout of the federal obama care website. >> we assumed that it was up and ready to run, but the good news is, although it's not and we apologize for that, we're confident that by the end of november it will be and there will still be plenty of time for people to register and get online. >> reporter: vice president's biden's comments came in an exclusive interview with cnn's sister network hln and followed another high profile mea culpa. >> let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was grilled wednesday when she faced a house committee led by republicans looking for scalps. >> michelle snyder is the one responsible for this debacle? >> well, excuse me, congresswoman, michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> reporter: the hearing got downright weird at times. >> while you're from kansas, we're not in kansas anymore. >> i was in the third gr
the obama care website and has seen its failures firsthand. biden became the highest administration official to formally apologize. listen to what he told hln's christi paul. >> reporter: what did you know prior to the website being launched? >> we were under the impression that it was ready to go. we had the president, to his credit, almost seven weeks out was saying are we ready, and to be told by the pros yeah, this looks like it's all ready to go online, and neither he and i are technology geeks, and we assumed that it was up and ready to run. but the good news is although it's not, and we apologize for that, we're confident that by the end of november, it will be and there will still be plenty of time for people to register and get online. >> reporter: have you tried to get online? >> no. actually, the president tried to get online and my daughter tried to get online. i did not, because it was clear that i wasn't getting online. but it really is inexcusable. there's no -- there's no excuse. they just have to fix it. so we pulled out all the stops and brought in the best people in the co
. members of the obama administration including the president now saying they're sorry. does that restore faith in government? what does that really mean to the people of america? >> you know, at this point i think we've gone from the eisenhower era 50 years ago where 85% of americans said when they were asked do you believe in the government will do the right thing most of the time or all of the time, 85% said most of the time or all of the time. now it's over 85% say none of the time or little of the time. so even before this debacle with the website it was really at such a low ebb. >> the thing that struck me yesterday, here's kathleen sebelius getting her butt kicked in congress, right, and then you have president obama in boston holding an obama care rally, he's smiling, saying go team, we're going to get it done, and you look at that as a citizen of this country, and you really don't know what to believe, and isn't that just blending or isn't that, isn't that garnering more distrust in government because we don't know what to believe. >> i think you're right. the way you'd roll some
've also seen recently the repeal of don't ask don't tell. and with the obama administration stopping its enforcement of that federal same-sex marriage ban once the supreme court this year overruled that ban, we're now seeing same-sex couples a lot of them get married so that they can enjoy the federal benefits that traditional couples receive, as well. >> i know that apple ceo tim cook is also weighing in on this, he's pushing the senate to vote for the legislation. but do you think it will? >> reporter: actually the expectation, and let me just tell you this, we just got notice from dean heller, a senator from nevada, a republican, who is saying that he will support it and that actually gives this measure 60 votes. so it is appearing that it is increasingly likely that this will pass the senate. and it really is a lot of the business community that is driving this. i spoke with an advocate this morning who said you look at fortune 500 companies, more than 80% of them already have measures like this in place. and it's actually government they feel that is lagging behind. >> interesting.
. the obama administration has to get it right by 30th. but i think they will. but i think it's extremely slippery logic to think ha somehow the website didn't work for the first 30 days or first few weeks that obama doesn't doesn't work. if the website had worked perfectly, would the right be suddenly saying obama care makes sense? universal health care is a good idea. of course not. >> you think this makes it easy. the fight -- >> yeah. >> -- on whether this health care plan really has merit has just been made easy for the naysayers? >> low-hanging fruit. >> so let's talk about legacy, then. the president's legacy is defined in large part likely by this health care effort. and that's whether it's effective or not. so mercedes, is this white house, in your view, in trouble? >> yeah, absolutely. just this week he made the oversimplified statement to try and defend his oversimplified statement that if you like your health care, can you keep it. well, in fact, 10 million people are likely to lose their health care. the ones that they picked. and he called it quote, unquote, substandard plan
with the obama administrati administration what does this say about the government's handle on tech nothing. >> i think it was obviously a black eye. something this big should have been rolled out with a lot more test iing. anybody that's in the business knows that you don't wait until the last two weeks to test something that has three separate parts to put something together. they're bringing in a lot of tech experts, google and others. it's interesting, google is involved. they're involved in everything. >> all right, scott, thank you very much. i appreciate you joining us here on cnn. >> thank you very much. >> all right. d controversial stop and frisk policy back on in new york city. we're discussing that next. when our little girl was born, we got a subaru. it's where she said her first word. (little girl) no! saw her first day of school. (little girl) bye bye! made a best friend forever. the back seat of my subaru is where she grew up. what? (announcer) the subaru forester. (girl) what? (announcer) motor trend's two thousand fourteen sport utility of the year. love. it's what makes a subar
headache for the administration about obama care. jeff zeist said it would be running smoothley by the end of november but the next big meltdown is raising questions about that. another major stumble for the problem-riddled website healthcare.gov. >> it's better today than october 1st but it's a long way from perfect. >> reporter: visitors sunday couldn't apply for health care coverage. vendor for verizon, running the data services hub "experienced a failure in a networking component." that service connects healthcare.gov to the irs and other databases used to determine eligibility. the company says they're working to fix the problem. >> what you're seeing here is a gap in innovation and execution. >> reporter: healthcare.gov ridicule on late night tv. >> the site was only designed to handle six users aa time. >> reporter: "saturday night live" mocking kathleen sebelius. >> consider using our low res website, with simpler fonts and graphics. >> reporter: responsible for overseeing the website's implementation, and the pressure isn't letting up. >> she's already as of "saturday night live,"
. >>> president obama's approval rating have hit an all-time low. his administration under a huge assau assault. what's nextt for the president? i'll challenge one of his former aides coming up next. >>> facebook ceo says younger teens are leaving that social networking site. which leaves one question for you parents. if they're leaving facebook, where are they going? ♪ ♪ ♪ we still run into problems. that's why liberty mutual insurance offers accident forgiveness if you qualify, and new car replacement, standard with our auto policies. so call liberty mutual at... today. and if you switch, you could save up to $423. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? nthat's why they deserve... aer anbrake dance. get 50% off new brake pads and shoes. >>> president obuma's approval rating has hit an all-time low here. this is a number nbc news/"wall street journal" 42% approve of the job the president is doing and aapproval at 51% and as i mentioned a new high for president barack obama. but it's not like other politicians are making gains on the back of obama's lower ratings. 2
. >>> good evening. reporting on obama care, allegations administration is trying to sal silence doubts about the rollout and edward snowden's latest bombshell. they listened in on friendly global leaders and american's top spy said there is nothing new. i'll talk to glenn greenwald, what he says. >>> catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world and catch this wave and you may land in the record books. i'll talk to a surfer on what it is like to hang ten on a 100-foot ocean wave, only here. >>> we begin with big new developments in the obama care story.
from the obama administration, though israeli officials will not confirm it. they say israel targeted missiles and other military equipment they fear could have been given to hezbollah militants in lebanon. >>> the appeals court criticized the earlier judge's conduct and removed her from the case. the ruling puts off a battery of changes for the police department and postpones the planned use of a monitor to oversee reforms of stop and frisk practices. >>> the fbi investigating an apparent security threat that forced the united express flight to be diverted to phoenix. the commuter plane with 47 passengers aboard was headed from san francisco to san antonio when it was forced to land at sky harbor airport yesterday afternoon. bomb squad, police dogs all searched the plane. they found nothing suspicious and passengers resumed their trip several hours later. >>> bankcy bidding adue to the new york area with balloons. the anonymous british graffiti artist ended his month-long residency on the streets of new york. his final piece, he called this an inflatable throwup on the long island ex
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